Saints Row The Third Gets Standalone Expansion Pack Instead of Mini-DLC Ripoffs

THQ and Volition are quite pleased with themselves, and they should be. Saints Row: The Third is beyond ‘cult classic’ status on both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles. Recently THQ and Volition decided to give us a more in-depth informative view of their upcoming standalone expansion pack “Enter The Dominatrix”. This looks to be a beefier DLC than we usually see and for that RealGamerNewz tips their hat to the THQ and Volition.

Check out the full press release: “The real world may be a lie… but this announcement isn’t. THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) and Volition, Inc.® are proud to announce the development of Saints Row®: The ThirdTM – Enter The Dominatrix™, the groundbreaking standalone expansion to Saints Row: The Third. No longer an April Fool’s dream, the outrageous game concept will be reality this fall. It’s really happening.

“With a franchise with more than 11 million units shipped globally, it’s incredibly gratifying to have the flexibility to give Saints Row fans the features they want most.”

Slated for release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, for a suggested retail price of $29.99, Saints Row: The Third – Enter The Dominatrix takes the award-winning, over-the-top action of Saints Row: The Third and adds the most requested gameplay features from the Saints Row community: freaking super powers.

“Faster than a speeding cyber jetbike, more powerful than a roided-out Luchadore, able to leap flying aircraft carriers in a single bound… That’s the power you’ll find inside the Dominatrix. Use it for good. Use it for evil. Use it for whatever you want. As always in Saints Row, it’s up to you,” said Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President, Core Game Production, THQ Inc. “With a franchise with more than 11 million units shipped globally, it’s incredibly gratifying to have the flexibility to give Saints Row fans the features they want most.”

He later added, “Freaking super powers.”

About Saints Row: The Third – Enter the Dominatrix

Saints Row: The Third – Enter the Dominatrix picks up immediately following the events of Saints Row: The Third. For centuries, alien warlord Zinyak has eyed Earth and its precious natural resources and females with a watchful eye. As he prepares an armada for invasion, he has only one worry: the Third Street Saints.

Once a simple street gang from Stilwater, the Saints have evolved into a global empire, replete with bombastic TV advertising and tasteful consumer products, the kind of TV advertising and consumer products that would give any alien warlord pause. Clearly, the Saints are the biggest badasses on Earth.

Now, in order to prepare his forces for domination, Zinyak captures the leader of the Saints and imprisons him in an elaborate virtual reality simulation. This simulation program looks and feels like Steelport, but it is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth. Here, you are a slave. Welcome… to the Dominatrix.

More details and a first look at Saints Row: The Third – Enter the Dominatrix will be available this summer.”

Full Press Release by THQ.

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Black Ops 2 Pre-Order Exclusives Announced

Pre-order exclusives based on which retailer you choose to unlock your pre-order bonus from have been announced; for Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Gamestop is probably the most notable (unsurprisingly) with wave after wave of announcement coming in soon.

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Source: GS

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Sega Dreamcast Re-Releases Shenmue in HD for XBL and PSN

In recent news Sega announced that they would be re-releasing the cult classic Shenmue I and II updated with full HD graphics. They are both releasing on PSN and XBL for download. Other Dreamcast games have been revamped as well like Jet Set Radio which is set to release this summer.

 

In a recent statement from Sega it was said, “The games that were mentioned are definitely among the most requested re-releases”. We can’t go into specifics about our future releases, but we are excited to see so much passion surrounding our Dreamcast-era games.”

So with that said it looks like we can be expecting more blasts from Dreamcast’s past. The question is, what else can we expect to be brought back from the classic days of Dreamcast? I guess all we can do is watch and wait to see what will be next on the resurrection list.

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Worms Revolution Adds Class System to Classic 2D Franchise

In the latest announcement for the Worms franchise the developers Team 17 have revealed a brand new class based system for the new Worms Revolution title. I would have called it Worms Evolution after seeing just what those classes do to your little wormy characters. There are four classes, Soldier, Scout, Scientist and Heavy.

Players will be able to unlock 16 worms total, four of each class to choose from. So you can Mix and match classes to formulate the perfect balance of characters to cover all your bases or try to exploit only one super power and create the ultimate overpowering team to crush the enemy. Either way it looks like a great way to enhance the Worm experience and it is good to see some innovative changes being implemented to this franchise good job keeping it fresh Team 17.

 

Here is a breakdown of what each class is about:

  • ” The Soldier: The Soldier is like the standard worm from the previous Worms™ games, and is the most well rounded worm in the game. The Soldier is good at attacking and getting around the landscape, though he is not specialized in any particular area.
  • The Scout: The Scout is a more agile class, moving faster than the other classes and jumping higher and further, but this is balanced against his weak attack power. His small size presents him as a slightly smaller target, particularly against ranged attacks, and his light weight means he can fall further without taking damage. However this also means that he’s more susceptible to Melee attacks from the other classes or large explosions as the Scout gets blasted further than the other worms.
  • The Heavy: This worm is the largest and most powerful worm in the game, but he’s severely limited when it comes to getting around the landscape and he also makes for the biggest target, meaning he’s easier to hit than the other worms. The Heavy’s size and lack of agility means he’s simply unable to reach the parts of the landscape that the other classes would take for granted without having to resort to a utility, but even then his extra bulk makes him sluggish on the Ninja Rope and Jet-pack. However, the Heavy’s extra bulk can work to his advantage as it means he won’t travel as far, compared to the other classes, when hit, meaning he has a better chance of staying on the landscape. 
  • The Scientist: The Scientist plays a support role. His physical attributes make him both weaker and slower than the standard Soldier worm, but for every turn that the Scientist takes he raises the health of the entire team. The Scientist is able to build stronger items, such as Sentry Guns and Electromagnets.via ET

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rAge 2012 Gaming Expo Begins Booking

“Africa’s largest technology and video gaming exhibition, the really AWESOME gaming expo (rAge) takes place from 05-07 October 2012 at the Coca-Cola Dome.

The expo consistently delivers the latest technological developments, new and pre-released games on console and pc, the hottest consoles, creative-arts learning opportunities, product launches, competitions and giveaways, exclusive presentations by international game developers, and so much more.

To be part of the celebration, join the rAge expo from 05-07 October 2012 at the Coca-Cola Dome.  To book your exhibition space today or speak to the expert rAge team about sponsorship opportunities call 011 704 2679 or visit www.rageexpo.co.za/ for more details.

Dates:                   05-07 October 2012
Expo Times:       Friday: 10:00 – 18:00 | Saturday: 09:00 – 18:00 | Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00
Venue:                 Coca Cola Dome, Johannesburg
Admission:         Per person: R60
Weekend ticket: R100
Family pass (two adults and two children): R180
Kids under 6: Free
NAG LAN ticket: R350
Tickets only available from Computicket as of 01 August “

Full Press Release by Tide Media

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Black Ops 2 Zombies will use multiplayer engine, twice the zombies, twice the co-op players and larger maps

Call of Duty Black Ops II Zombies

Steve of B4MW3 reports, “As revealed in our massive Black Ops 2 gameplay round-up, the new Zombies Mode runs on the multiplayer engine and thus supports twice the zombies, twice the co-op players and larger maps.

Treyarch bossman Mark Lamia told us the team’s “really blowing it out on that front”, hinting at unrevealed new modes. “If you like zombies, you’re going to be really happy with what we’re doing with Black Ops 2. It’s our biggest, most ambitious zombies effort ever,” he added to Activision community manager Dan Amrich.

According to a CVG source, Lamia has apparently given the Black Ops 2 zombies team “free reign to do pretty much whatever they want with the mode regardless of the direction the campaign is headed in”. You can thank the roaring success of last year’s Black Ops Rezurrection DLC pack for that particular show of confidence.”

Source: B4MW3 via GameGrep

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Buy Skyrim, Get Oblivion and Morrowind GOTY Editions Free at Gamestop

For a limited time Gamestop is offering a special deal when you pick up Skyrim, you get Oblivion G.O.T.Y. Edition and Morrowind G.O.T.Y. edition thanks to their digital distribution center (built from the acquired Impulse distribution platform).

“In celebration of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind’s 10th Anniversary, for a limited time buy The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and get Oblivion GOTY and Morrowind GOTY FREE!”

CLICK HERE to take advantage of this deal while it’s still going.

If you’re a long-running Bethesda fan or you just want to see what all the hype is about, this will give you access to all currently released content in the series from TES III: Morrowind on.

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New Scarlet Red PlayStation 3 Being Released for New Zealand

PlayStation 3 has diversified its hardware console offerings once again in the form of a slight SKU and look change. Reported straight from New Zealand comes news of the new Scarlet Red PlayStation 3 as confirmed by Sony via JumpPushStart. View the full image and story by clicking HERE.

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Will EA Sports Still Include Junior Seau In Future Games?

Junior Seau, widely regarded as one of the best linebackers in NFL history has reached headlines recently in tragic circumstances as his body was found dead.

The question now stands to be asked now, will Junior Seau be put in future football games by EA Sports?

Michael Jordan, for example, has been seen time and time again although he is retired. Or, because this is being determined as a suicide, will Junior Seau’s image not see this same opportunity. Pat Tillman, who ended up going into the army and dying in Iraq, will they put him into a game?

It remains unseen whether or not sports games like Madden from EA Sports and others will include retired and future hall of famers based on the way they died.

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Starhawk Architecture of Destruction + Multiplayer Love Gameplay Videos Released

Check out the new Starhawk videos. In Architecture of Destruction you get an even more action-intense look into the building system that happens live in the game during multiplayer battles. The game releases exclusively for PlayStation 3 in just a few days, May 8, 2012.

 

  

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Hacker Group Anonymous Set As Villains in Black Ops 2 Story Mode

With the recent release of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 reveal trailer, a quick snipet of Anonymous has been revealed in the video.

In the trailer, it talks about hackers taking over the future technologies and Anonymous, an activist group made an appearnce in the trailer.

Anonymous is a group well known for the PlayStation Network disruption service but the groups major goal is free speech.

 

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Rockstar Announces Paid DLC for Max Payne 3… Before It’s Even Out

Max Payne 3 Paid DLC Before Release

Max Payne is a franchise name that jumpstarts the fondest of fond memories for Action / Shooter gameplay fans who were lucky enough to have experienced this primarily PC and PlayStation 2 gem. Considered to hold the potential to live up to the classic by many, the third installment of Max Payne is headed to release May 15, 2012.

It is also potential, however, that Rockstar Games has decided to announce waves of Downloadable Content for the game (some of which is of course, paid DLC) before the game even releases.

Until the fans of gaming giants like Rockstar games react to announcements like this they will continue to be considered acceptable. Right now the community seems to be divided on this issue with many gamers turning a blind eye and apathetic shrug of the shoulders to the whole situation while others are up in arms about it.

Max Payne 3 Bullet Time Gameplay

Check out the full press release after the Bullet Time Gameplay Trailer below for all the information released by Rockstar today:

 

“NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is happy to announce downloadable content plans for the upcoming cinematic action-shooter, Max Payne 3, including a new Rockstar DLC Pass. New multiplayer maps, modes, bursts, items, playable characters, challenges and more will be available to purchase in the coming months on the Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network, PlayStation® Network for the PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system, and PC.

“We intend to support the Max Payne community with new and innovative content well into the future.”

“The story of Max Payne 3 begins in the single-player game and crosses over into the deepest multiplayer experience we’ve ever created,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “We intend to support the Max Payne community with new and innovative content well into the future.”

The first Max Payne 3 map pack arrives in June 2012. Dubbed “Local Justice,” the Map Pack includes the Police Precinct map for Gang Wars, Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Payne Killer multiplayer modes. The pack will also feature two additional maps for Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Payne Killer, new precinct-themed multiplayer avatar items, multiplayer challenges, and more.

Beginning today, players can pre-order the Max Payne 3 Rockstar DLC Pass for Xbox LIVE and the PlayStation Network from Best Buy and GameStop in the United States and directly from the PlayStation Network. The Rockstar DLC Pass grants access to all upcomingMax Payne 3 downloadable content and is available for 2400 Microsoft Points (Xbox LIVE), or $29.99 (PlayStation Network and PC) – over a 35% discount compared to purchasing the content individually. Once purchased, the Rockstar DLC Pass enables gamers to download all DLC releasing through the end of 2012, as it is made available on Xbox LIVE, PlayStation Network, and PC.

Featuring cutting edge shooting mechanics for precision gunplay, advanced new Bullet Time® and Shootdodge™ effects, full integration of Natural Motion’s Euphoria Character Behavior system for lifelike movement and a dark and twisted story, Max Payne 3 is a seamless, highly detailed, cinematic experience from Rockstar Games.

Below is the release schedule for upcoming downloadable content packs. Additional packs including the release of all digital pre-order incentives will be revealed at a later date:

June 2012

  • Local Justice Map Pack

Summer 2012

  • Disorganized Crime Map Pack
  • Deathmatch Made In Heaven Mode Pack
  • Hostage Negotiation Map Pack
  • New York Minute Co-Op Pack

Fall 2012

  • Painful Memories Map Pack
  • Trickle Down Economics Map Pack

About Take-Two Interactive Software

Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products through its two wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K, which publishes its titles under the 2K Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play brands. Our products are designed for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, and are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. The Company’s common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at http://www.take2games.com.

Microsoft, Windows, the Windows Start button, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies, and ‘Games for Windows’ and the Windows Start button logo are used under license from Microsoft.

“PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

All trademarks and copyrights contained herein are the property of their respective holders.

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The statements contained herein which are not historical facts are considered forward-looking statements under federal securities laws and may be identified by words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “potential,” “predicts,” “projects,” “seeks,” “will,” or words of similar meaning and include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the outlook for the Company’s future business and financial performance. Such forward-looking statements are based on the current beliefs of our management as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to them, which are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. Actual outcomes and results may vary materially from these forward-looking statements based on a variety of risks and uncertainties including: our dependence on key management and product development personnel, our dependence on our Grand Theft Auto products and our ability to develop other hit titles for current generation platforms, the timely release and significant market acceptance of our games, the ability to maintain acceptable pricing levels on our games, our ability to raise capital if needed and risks associated with international operations. Other important factors and information are contained in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011, in the section entitled “Risk Factors,” and the Company’s other periodic filings with the SEC, which can be accessed at www.take2games.com. All forward-looking statements are qualified by these cautionary statements and apply only as of the date they are made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.”

Full Press Release by Rockstar Games

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Starhawk Top Ways to Kill Gameplay Trailer Released

Starhawk Gameplay Release Date Video

Starhawk, the PlayStation 3 exclusive war game with refined multiplayer online based off Warhawk as well as an all-new story-based IP complete with campaign mode, a deep plot with a message, and unique characters is now just 7 days away from release.

Dylan Jobe and the team at Lightbox Interactive have brought forth a new trailer today as us die-hard Warhawk fans count down the hours, moments, and seconds the game gets in our hands.

Whether this game is on your radar or not, you owe it to yourself to check out the following video:

 

Starhawk Release Date: May 8, 2012

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Call of Duty Playing it Safe on Black Ops 2 to Avoid Fan Outrage?

Black Ops 2 Official Logo

Well it’s official, Black Ops is back for round two. I’m still not sure how I feel about this, fully knowing that another carbon copy of the same game is what  do best. I think most of us are hoping for something a lot better then that. From what we have seen and heard so far it appears that there will be some changes. They are saying that it is warfare in the near future. The pics look like updated Halo soldiers, but why are they being gun-shy with going full future like Battlefield 2142 did?

At least one new weapon has leaked the quad-rotor RC attack helicopter which was turned into a real life weapon on FPS Russian’s channel. Also there is a rumor that the Spy Perk will be returning this rumor was started by the new short video that is up on the COD site that basicly say’s “The enemy could be anywhere and it could be anyone ” The Spy perk’s definition is appear as a friendly on the map ( disadvantage is, your always spotted even without a UAV, and when shooting, you turn red on the map). Pro : detect enemy spy’s. They will always be spotted on the radar. Elite : If pilot is active, your airship will be marked as an ally.

So some of the question’s I guess will be will they bring back the zombies and will it be in a less claustrophobic environment? Maybe they could use some of that near-future twist to make it some sort of man made outbreak situation that unfolds while your playing that would be innovative for this title to say the least. What if any changes will we see to the kill-streak rewards system? Or maybe it is just left out of the game all-together. Lastly what other kind of weapons, perks, and environments would really give COD a chance to prove they can make something better or even just a little different then what they hash out every year.

There were a few things for me that made Black Op’s a better game to me then MW3. Like the zombie mode for one and the overall feel and game-play were better than MW3 in my opinion. The Black Op’s maps seemed to play better then MW3 maps do as well. The chat system worked way better then the garbled noisiness of MW2 and MW3. Any of the people on my friends list have tossed MW3 aside and have gone back to Black Op’s or even MW2.

Will the campaign mode story give us something that we have yet to see from this franchise? I think it dam well should! They have pushed it to the near future so something has to give in that department. Going backwards in the time-line has been to overdone not only in this series but in most other shooter series as well. What about larger maps for multi-player mode with some vehicles? For the money we been dishing out every year we deserve some dynamics added to the playing field.

We already can bank on the crappy server system they have proved time and again that they don’t care about not having dedicated servers making us use the matchmaking system from hell over all of the previous titles that is unless you want to dish out the coin for servers yourself and play with only the other people who have done the same.

I will be picking this game up upon release for a few different reasons. I always give the franchise a chance. I don’t want to not buy the game and have it be the one time they actually redeemed themselves by making some original changes and breaking out of the cookie cutter mold that has been Call of Duty for so many years. And whether it does or doesn’t change you can bet I will be filling in the blanks after playing through the entire campaign as well as logging no less then 40 hours on multi-player and co-op.

 

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RealGamerNewz Playdate #1 – Modern Warfare 3 Xbox 360 with Tristan Werbe

The first RealGamerNewz playdate is coming! We would like you to come out and join us for a night of fun and games so come play with us on Xbox 360 on May 18th 7 pm eastern to 9 pm eastern on Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 in anticipation of Black Ops 2.

Some of us behind the scenes at RealGamerNewz will be taking up arms in this by hosting lobbys for and we will also be having some help. The following gamer-tags are who will be hosting lobbys and depending on what type of gamer you are will help you decide on what lobby.

The first groups of people will be allowed to join and if you want to bring a guest, let us know. Enter by sending a message to the following gamer-tags about this and like I said the first few people will be allowed to join. You will be sent a message back letting you know if you have made the cut. Cycling may occur if necessary.

Gamertag: TwistableT B1RD
Name:
Tristan Werbe
Description: Hosting fun chatty but not afraid to talk smack lobby on Team Death-match.

Gamertag: nd64

Description: A friend of Tristan’s – hosting more competitiveness in his lobby with some Kill confirmed but will relax and chat.

Gamertag: Jakesnake122

Name: Nigel Schonfeld

Description: hosting make fun of lobby were if any spots were not filled to make of randoms or each other in his lobby on Capture the Flag.

Gamertag: BenzyBaby

Description: Tristan’s Cousin- A gamer girl as she is she will not take crap and is very good at FPS if you are a guy and try to flirt don’t be surprised if you get kicked out as she host Headquarters pro

Well that’s our lobbies for Playdate #1 come out a join us for a night of fun May 18th 7 pm to 9 pm eastern see you there!

*Future lobbies coming for titles including Starhawk and more.*

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